THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI

NR  |  1 hour 32 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center New York, NY

Angelika New York: Q&A Saturday, 4/22, following the 7:20pm show with screenwriter Mikko Myllylahti

About

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli is falling in love. Inside the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention. Captured entirely in 16mm black and white film, this widely-celebrated feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed By

Juho Kuosmanen

Written By

Mikko Myllylahti, Juho Kuosmanen

Cast

Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff

Language

Finnish with English subtitles

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